Tags » Policy

HomeStart grants come into effect

The Government’s HomeStart grant came into effect yesterday (1 April 2015) meaning eligible home buyers can now receive a grant of up to $10,000 per person (or $20,000 per couple providing both are in KiwiSaver) when they purchase a new home. 188 more words

Government formation part 2

An alternative to the current process used in the United Kingdom and others with the Westminster system. This is using the UK as an example. 612 more words

Founder

Twitter, Yelp, eBay CEOs Speak Out Against Religious Freedom Bills

Executives at several large technology companies are banding together in opposition to a controversial new religious freedom law in Indiana and a similar bill in Arkansas that critics say could open the door for businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers. 189 more words

Unite Young Members Conference: Motion from Irish Section on Unpaid Internships Passed Unanimously

The Unite young members conference is taking place this week over in England and members from Irish section (including our group) are in attendance putting forward the case for a fighting union that represents all workers. 698 more words

Unite Youth

A tale of positives: some hope for Africa?

The month of March has come with some welcome surprises for our beloved continent.

These may well be ordinary events for some. But they are notable strides for a continent oft associated with poverty, corruption, autocratic rulers, disease and any negativity imaginable. 1,324 more words

Opinion

Road to Paris: Tracking climate pledges

by Judith Curry

I’m working to wrap my head around the emerging UNFCCC pledges to cut carbon emissions, in preparation for the Paris meeting next December.   1,052 more words

Policy

U.S. Targets Overseas Cyber Attackers With New Sanctions Program

President Barack Obama launched a new sanctions program on Wednesday to target individuals and groups outside the United States that use “malicious” cyber attacks to threaten U.S. 516 more words

Policy